Upstate Community Giving Campaign

The Community Giving Campaign is Upstate Medical Univeristy’s annual charitable solicitation for all State, Research and MedBest employees. It is a convenient way to give to all your favorite charities at one time by check, payroll deduction or credit card (e-Pledge only).


Upstate Foundation Funds

The Upstate Foundation manages more than 1,000 funds. These funds support Upstate students, patients and families, and faculty and staff with fund purposes that encompass education, research, technology, staff development and recognition, and  unmet patient needs. 

You can designate a gift to an Upstate Foundation fund(s) through the annual Upstate Community Giving Campaign. This is vehicle to use to support an Upstate purpose or project that is meaningful to you. Hamilton White and Elizabeth Blackwell donors may also designate gifts to an Upstate fund. If choosing an Upstate Foundation fund for the Upstate Community Giving Campaign, be sure to add 613 in front of the fund number. 613 is Upstate Medical University’s designated prefix.

Below are some highlighted funds you can give to that benefit Upstate. For a full searchable list, go to the fund search page. 


2020 Feature Fund

Each year, the Upstate Foundation selects a Feature Fund that addresses a current, critical need. The Golisano Center for Special Needs Fund will support the Upstate Foundation’s campaign to raise $6 million for a new Center that will provide comprehensive and scientifically-based medical and behavioral care for children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center will help children and families meet the challenges they face every day through enhanced clinical care, education, research and initiatives that promote inclusion and community building.

Covid-19 has brought to the forefront the challenges that children with special needs and families face when programs and services are interrupted and structure and support systems disrupted.

Golisano Center for Special Needs # 07850 – To support the creation of the Upstate Golisano Center for Special Needs. There is a special opportunity for permanent recognition on the Donor Wall of Honor for staff who make a $300 gift/pledge and faculty who make a $1,500 gift/pledge. 

Click here to learn more about the Golisano Center for Special Needs

Funds related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Upstate Foundation Support of Upstate Employees Fund #47681 – To provide support for Upstate employees with unmet needs such as child or elder care expenses, and food during this health care crisis. 

Virtual Visitation Fund for Upstate Patients #47985 – Established by the Office of Patient Experience, to provide electronic devices for patients to keep in contact with loved ones given current hospital visitor restrictions; the devices also provide much-needed distractions for patients, such as reading, web browsing, watching videos and listening to music. 

Student Retention Emergency Fund #44555 – To provide financial aid to Upstate students experiencing sudden or significant financial hardship that may impact their ability to remain in school.

Funds with annual donor recognition

Your name will be add to the donor wall with a gift of $100 and up

Friend In Deed Annual Fund #16324 – for unmet patient needs. Donor recognition at Upstate University Hospital Lobby and Upstate Community Hospital corridor to East Lobby

Upstate Cancer Center Annual Fund #47620. Donor recognition at Upstate Cancer Center, 1st floor walkway

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Fund #10020. Donor recognition at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, 11th floor East Tower

Highlighted Funds

If choosing an Upstate Foundation fund for the Upstate Community Giving Campaign, be sure to add 613 in front of the fund number. 613 is Upstate Medical University’s designated prefix. For full searchable list of 1,000+ funds click here. Type in fund name or keyword.

  • 1 in 15,000 Mission to Support Unmet Pediatric Needs Fund # 09040
  • Alexa’s Friends Fund #01555 
  • ALS Clinical Research Fund #26850 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund #027
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (10H) Fund #05150
  • Cancer Center Therapeutic Music Fund #06450
  • Center for Global Health Fund #07777 
  • Clark Burn Center Fund #11005
  • College of Health Professions Diversity Endowment  #61903*
  • Cystic Fibrosis Sunshine Endowment #616
  • Fattal Community Free Clinic in Binghamton #389
  • J.S. Ferris Scholarship Endowment for Pediatric NP #63510
  • Jessica Flegal Memorial Endowment #63550
  • Nana Froio Fund #26755
  • Geriatric Emergency Room Fund #18000
  • Geriatric Resource Nurses Support Fund #18050
  • Tim Green ALS Fund #18240*
  • Griffin’s Fun Fund #18100
  • Health Professions Alumni Annual Fund #09419
  • Housecalls for the Homeless Fund #19960
  • Joanne’s Forget Me Not Fund #03075
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Fund #138
  • Melanie Kalman Endowed Nursing Scholarship #66125
  • Dilip S. Kittur, MD, Endowed Lectureship in Oncologic and Hepatobiliary Surgery #66505
  • Daryl M. Lohm Cancer Patient Assistance Fund #23708*
  • Lukie Frechette SOUL Endowment #638
  • John B. McCabe, MD, Endowed Scholarship Fund # 24125*
  • Mikles/Sorbello Simulation Room #26590
  • Matthew Miller, PhD Memorial Travel Endowment #68160
  • My Special Angel Jasmine Fund #26730
  • Nappi Wellness Institute Fund #47686*
  • Neurology, Friends of #15644
  • Dr. Joseph Nimeh Fund for Pediatric Cancer Patients/Families #28200
  • Nursing Alumni Annual Fund #28719
  • Nursing Alumni Association Founders Endowment #69301 
  • Nursing Professional Developmental Fund #28950
  • Nursing Recognition Fund #290
  • Opioid Crisis Fund #30850
  • Paley’s Pantry – Upstate Fights Student Hunger Fund #47679
  • Dr. Fritz Parker Lecture Fund #33975
  • Patient & Family Healing Garden & Campus Beautification Fund (Community) #33980
  • Pediatric Nephrology Support Fund #37555*
  • Physician Assistant Educational Enrichment Endowment #69403
  • President’s Scholarships #71250
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services Fund #07910
  • Nicholas B. Rappa Memorial Endowment #71400
  • Ratner Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Surgery #70450
  • Respiratory Therapy Staff Education & Support Fund  #42000
  • Donald J. Roller, Jr. Cancer Patient Assistance Endowment #71675
  • She Matters Breast Cancer Outreach & Education Fund #42999
  • Social Work Fund #43725
  • Stroke Program Fund #44450
  • Transitional Care Services Fund #45900
  • Transplant Patient Assistance Fund # 45920
  • Underrepresented Student Recruitment Fund #46300
  • Unrestricted Fund #001
  • Upstate Cord Blood Bank Fund #47610*
  • Upstate Employee and Student Emergency Fund #47677
  • Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Southern Tier Region Fund #47683
  • Upstate IMT Diversity Scholarship Fund  #47684
  • Upstate Outpatient Pharmacy Fund #47691
  • Urology Fund, Friends of #47700
  • Violence Education Prevention Outreach Program (VEPOP) Fund #47975 
  • Visions Federal Credit Union Fund for Kids # 48030*
  • Vision Research #311
  • Volunteer Enrichment Fund #48060
  • Wellspring Breast Care Center Fund #48780

 * New funds



Questions on directing your contribution to one of our funds can be answered at:  315-464-4416 or

To give to a fund related to medical alumni, call 315-464-4361 for information.